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2020 Offshore Exploration Outlook

Dec 19, 2019

Exploration and production (E&P) companies are expected to enter 2020 with measured optimism for offshore exploration prospects, after 2019 delivered a moderate increase in exploration drilling and not-so-moderate rise in licensing activity.Rising from the ashesWhen the oil price began its nosedive in 2014, offshore exploration activity spiked in parallel, falling nearly 40% before bottoming out in 2016-2017…

Oil Drops Below $78 as OPEC+ Eyes Output Boost

Oct 01, 2021

Oil fell below $78 a barrel on Friday on the prospect that OPEC+ producers might step up a planned increase in output to ease supply concerns, although crude remained in sight of a three-year high reached this week.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies…

Chevron Appoints Bonner as Vice President

Aug 02, 2021

Chevron Corporation announced on Monday it has appointed Eimear Bonner as vice president, reporting to chairman and CEO Michael Wirth, effective August 2. Bonner will also continue as president, Chevron Technical Center, and chief technology officer…

ONGC, Coast Guard Prevent Disaster as LPG Tanker Goes Adrift Near Offshore Installations

Jul 27, 2021

Indian oil and gas explorer ONGC said Monday it had, together with Coast Guard, helped avert a possible disaster relating to an empty LPG Tanker ‘Gas Yodla’ which went adrift after engine failure in the Arabian Sea on  July 24, 2021. 'At 6:35 PM on that day…

Bangladesh Cancels LNG Import Tender over High Prices

Oct 23, 2020

Bangladesh is canceling another tender to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) in December, as it received one offer to supply the shipments that were too expensive, a senior energy ministry official said on Friday.The offer from the Asian unit of Vitol to supply 138…

KrisEnergy Suspends Wassana Oil Field Production 'Until Further Notice'

Jun 03, 2020

Singapore-based oil and gas company KrisEnergy has suspended production from its Wassana oil field in the Gulf of Thailand citing Covid-19 pandemic and low oil prices. It will cut its Thailand workforce by 25 percent, too.'In view of the many…

KrisEnergy Sells Indonesia Block to BP

Apr 08, 2020

Southeast Asia-focused oil and gas companyKrisEnergy Ltd. an upstream oil and gas company, has sold its 30.0% interest in the Andaman II block offshore Indonesia to BP.KrisEnergy said that the previously proposed disposal of the block in the Malacca Strait was completed on Wednesday…

Lebanon in Another Offshore Round Delay

Apr 06, 2020

Lebanon has postponed the deadline for submissions of applications for its second offshore licensing round once again.Lebanon had in January postponed the deadline from January 31 to April 30 to allow international firms more time to pursue administrative…

Rotech Subsea Bags Bangladesh Seabed Job

Mar 14, 2019

UK-based provider of mass flow excavation services Rotech Subsea Ltd. has announced that it has signed an agreement to undertake a major seabed preparation scope for United Arab Emirates-based ULO Systems.The preparatory work will precede the installation of 12…

Asia Pacific: 2019 Will Be ‘Relatively Low-key’

Jan 30, 2019

The Asia-Pacific offshore oil and gas industry has begun to emerge from the recent global downturn, but remains among the regions where the road to recovery has been particularly slow.“Australia has seen positive news on new liquefied natural…

KrisEnergy Halts Thai Drilling and Production

Jan 06, 2019

Singapore-based upstream oil and gas company KrisEnergy has shut-in its producing Wassana oilfield off Thailand due to tropical storm Pabuk that entered the Gulf of Thailand.Southeast Asian company said in a press note that  as a safety precaution due to Tropical Storm Pabuk…

WoodMac on Medco Energi's Potential Takeover of Ophir Energy

Jan 03, 2019

Wood Mackenzie Research Director, Angus Rodger, provides insight on a of UK-listed Ophir Energy by Indonesia's Medco Energi.'On the first day of 2019, Ophir announced it was in talks with Indonesia's Medco Energi regarding a cash takeover. No amount or other details have yet been released…

Stepping on the gas

Apr 01, 2017

While Southeast Asia has suffered during the downturn, a return to natural gas developments could drive sector activity over the next several years. Steve Hamlen sets out the details. Shell’s Gumusut-Kakap platform operating off the coast of Sabah…

Bangladesh awards deep sea block to Posco Daewoo

Mar 16, 2017

State oil firm Petrobangla has signed a production sharing contract with South Korea's Posco Daewoo Corp. for deep sea block DS-12 in the Bay of Bengal. The agreement includes a commitment to carry out 2D and 3D seismic surveys, within the first three years…

New president for Chevron Asia Pacific

Feb 12, 2016

Chevron Corp. has appointed Stephen W. Green as its new president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production effective 1 April 2016. Green, 58, succeeds Melody B. Meyer who is retiring from Chevron after 37 years of distinguished service to pursue other opportunities…

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